Cowboy Parent Courier
February 5, 2021
Message from Dr. Epperson
Good luck to our UIL academic teams as they wrap up their competition this weekend! So far the students are doing great. These students always represent our school so well. Good luck!
Our PTO is hosting a luncheon for our teachers on Friday, February 12th. We are so thankful for a wonderful community that consistently takes care of our students and teachers. If you haven't made a donation to PTO this year, any donation to assist in their efforts to support our school are appreciated. You can donate online. PTO DONATION
We are excited about spirit week next week! We hope everyone joins in the fun.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Student Council Spirit Week
February 19 FINAL YEARBOOK SALES DEADLINE!
8th Grade Parents: McKinney High School AVID Information
Is your child planning to be successful in college but you know they might need some support along the way? They should apply to be in AVID! This is a college prep course that focuses on organization, study skills and effective collaboration. AVID is a year-long elective course offered for all 9th-12th graders.
For more information, watch this quick video!
MHS AVID Applications are due February 26, by 3:00pm.
Author Visit News
We are so excited to share with our CMS community that we will be hosting author Nathan Hale as a visitor to our campus on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Mr. Hale is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history “Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales,” as well as numerous other published books. All CMS students will have the opportunity to hear Mr. Hale speak that day and learn from his experiences as an author.
As part of his visit, Mr. Hale will be signing books for students who choose to purchase them ahead of time. Signed book orders are due on Monday, February 8th; no late orders will be accepted. Books that are brought from home or purchased elsewhere will not have an opportunity to be signed the day of the author visit. All order forms and money must be turned in to the CMS Learning Commons/Library by the end of the day on February 8th.
If you have questions, you can email our Media Resource Specialist, Mrs. Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calendar Update: Asynchronous Learning Days
The following dates will be designated for asynchronous learning. Student will not be required to log into Zoom courses with the teacher. Teachers will provide independent work in Canvas.
Contact your student's counselor to register for Acceleration Courses
Come check out this year’s UIL one-act play, The Radio Play Disaster! The play has public performances on February 11 and 12 at 7pm on Zoom. There is also an Alternate performance on Feb 11th at 8pm. Family tickets are $7 and individual tickets are $3. Wish the cast & crew “break a leg!” as we take this show to the UIL One-Act Play Festival on February 13th. Go here to buy your ticket before they sell out!www.cockrilltheatre.ludus.com
The Radio Play Disaster synopsis: Self-proclaimed genius Harlan Bean is ready to make history with her science-fiction radio masterpiece Battle of the Planets. But when the broadcast is in the hands of an ambitious actress with her own vision for her character, several terrified last-minute replacements jumping in, and a disgruntled sound engineer out for revenge, the mayhem in the studio makes an alien invasion look like a piece of cake.
*New* MISD Laptop Help Desk Site Available Online...
- Parents and students, if you have questions related to an MISD-issued laptop, please visit the new Help Desk site, which has information and answers to help you with the most frequently asked laptop questions. Topics include Zoom, Login/Password Issues, Hardware/Software questions, Printers, Proxy and FAQs. https://sites.google.com/mckinneyisd.net/studenthelpcenter/home
- Student may submit a help ticket directly to the technology department using this link. https://student.mckinneyisd.net/hd/Portal/SitePages/index.aspx